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NJ CAR To Host FREE OSHA Recordkeeping WEBINAR On March 10, 2015

Feb 25, 2015

NJ CAR will be hosting a 30-minute, FREE webinar at 10 am on March 10, 2015, entitled “The Ins and Outs of OSHA’s New Recordkeeping Rules.” The webinar features Lauren Bailey, Manager of State Law & Regulatory Initiatives at NADA. The webinar is a “must attend,” if your dealership wants to be compliant with the changes that became effective January 1, 2015 impacting all dealerships.The webinar will focus on the changes to OSHA’s recordkeeping and reporting requirements, and will also touch on some of the most common OSHA violations found at dealerships.You can register to participate in this FREE webinar by filling out our online registration form. If you have any questions regarding the webinar, please contact Brian Hughes, NJ CAR Director of Communications at 609.883.5056, Ext. 315, or send an email to [email protected].The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised its recordkeeping rule, including the following two key changes:
  • First, the list of industries that are exempt from the requirement to routinely keep OSHA injury and illness records has been revised and automobile dealerships are no longer exempt from this rule. As of January 1, 2015, automobile dealerships must prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses, using the OSHA 300 Form (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA 301 Form (Injury and Illness Incident Report). All work-related injuries and illnesses that result in days away from work, restricted work or transfer to another job, loss of consciousness or medical treatment beyond first aid must be tracked using these logs as they occur throughout the year. At the end of the calendar year, OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) must be completed and posted in the dealership by February 1 of the following year, and kept posted for three months.

  • Second, the rule expands the list of severe work-related injuries that all covered employers must report to OSHA. The revised rule retains the current requirement to report all work-related fatalities within eight hours to OSHA, and adds the requirement to report all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and loss of an eye within 24 hours to OSHA.

You must report any fatality, in-patient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye using one of the following methods:

  • By telephone or in-person to the OSHA Regional Office that covers New Jersey (OSHA Regional Office2, 201 Varick Street, Room 670, New York, NY 10014. Telephone: 212.337.2378);

  • By telephone to the OSHA toll-free central telephone number: 800.321.6742; or

  • By electronic submission using the reporting application located on OSHA’s Public Website at

The OSHA forms can be found at: For assistance with completion of the forms, you may contact NJCAR or Scott Hubbard at ECM (908.874.0990; [email protected])